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Joe Bastardi: Media Just "Want to Be Popular" on Climate Change
Business and Media Institute ^ | July 21, 2014 | Sean Long

Posted on 07/21/2014 1:01:30 PM PDT by CedarDave

Climate alarmists sometimes like to claim skeptical scientists don’t exist, but they do, and one meteorologist had a lot to say on the subject.

In an interview with the MRC’s Business and Media Institute, well-known meteorologist Joe Bastardi dissected and criticized major aspects of the climate change alarmism movement. Drawing on his knowledge of weather and climate history, Bastardi said that “extreme weather” events the media talk about so much are commonplace and the result of normal variability. He also attacked basic arguments about CO2, scientific consensus and alarmist media bias.

Bastardi contended that climate alarmism is “ludicrous” and “not about science.” He didn’t mince words, blasting climate alarmists as living in a “loony world.” He also criticized news media that “simply follow what the majority thinks because they want to be popular” instead of understanding the issue.

After many years working with AccuWeather, Bastardi is now a weather forecaster for Weatherbell Analytics LLC, where he is tasked with making accurate and objective forecasts for private sector clients.

Bastardi specializes in understanding the history of weather and climate and said he used this understanding to accurately predict both Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Arthur ahead of official warnings. In contrast, he said alarmists “don’t know what happened yesterday” or “know anything about what happened in the past.”

As Bastardi pointed out, he has to make accurate predictions in order to be paid and has no political motivation.

Bastardi asserted that alarmist scientists cannot actually be objective, because they are given grants explicitly to study global warming.

(Excerpt) Read more at mrc.org ...


TOPICS: Science; TV/Movies; Weather
KEYWORDS: bastardi; climatechange; joebastardi; media
I make it a point to listen to Joe's Saturday Summary every week. He predicts another cool spell for the east coast next week, that El Nino hype is just that (it's a bust), and another cold winter.

Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary July 19, 2014

1 posted on 07/21/2014 1:01:30 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Excellence

For the Joe Bastardi PING list!


2 posted on 07/21/2014 1:02:22 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

Somehow I screwed up the title; full title:

Joe Bastardi: Media Just ‘Want to Be Popular’ on Climate Change


3 posted on 07/21/2014 1:03:49 PM PDT by CedarDave
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<-—— Headline goes here....

Link goes there.... ——>


4 posted on 07/21/2014 1:10:36 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thanks, you’ll have to excuse me — it’s my first time posting....


5 posted on 07/21/2014 1:14:54 PM PDT by CedarDave
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Really? In 14 years, this is your first thread?

Go to accounts. Cut and paste your stats. Mine are...

You've posted a total of 1,873 threads and 26,412 replies.

6 posted on 07/21/2014 1:34:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Really? In 14 years, this is your first thread?
Should have ended with /sar

We're about neck and neck:
You've posted a total of 1,672 threads and 32,359 replies.

7 posted on 07/21/2014 1:39:06 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

I see (said the blind man)

I knew you posted a lot. (And good replies too!)

You fooled me with your first time comment. (lolol)


8 posted on 07/21/2014 1:45:48 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank you mods for correcting and inserting the correct title!


9 posted on 07/21/2014 2:26:41 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave; Responsibility2nd

“...1,873 threads and 26,412 replies”
“...1,672 threads and 32,359 replies.”

Slackers.

LOL.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 2:58:30 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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